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UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis is listed as questionable for this week's game against San Jose State due to a wrist injury.

Davis only managed one reception for no yards last week before exiting with the injury. Prior to that, Davis caught 16 receptions for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Many will love Davis' size throughout the draft process, but the question is if he uses it in a positive way.
Sep 24 - 10:32 AM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis hauled in eight catches for 100 yards in the school's 58-13 loss to Arizona.

Davis hauled in a nice 24 yard deep in, leaving his feet and hands catching the ball without hesitation. The senior followed it up with another contested grab for a 26 yard gain in the third quarter. That is where the receiver wins, so Davis will need to show those skills every week.
Aug 30 - 11:37 AM

Former Washington redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley transferred to UNLV.

This isn't a joke, and don't call him Shirley. The defensive end left the Huskies last month with a desire to play his final season closer to home in southern California. "We think Josh will help us on the defensive line," head coach Bobby Hauck said in quotes distributed by the school. "Our people did a good job getting him admitted to graduate school and getting him out here today. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and I think it shows a good spirit of cooperation on our campus." Shirley, a former four-star UCLA commitment, registered 18 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in three seasons with Washington.
Aug 9 - 5:01 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis to former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis had 87 catches, 1,290 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior last year. "Davis has a good chance to be UNLV's first draft pick at wide receiver since 1995," Brugler wrote. "He looks the part with a tall, built body and solid muscle definition, using his size to be a big target and physical route runner. Davis isn't the most natural hands-catcher, but extends well to make grabs away from his body and does a nice job in jump ball situations to finish plays." Davis is a former track stud and state champion in the triple jump. "He can get upright in his stem and doesn't show much elusiveness in his routes to create separation, but he sustains his speed well and picks up steam vertically, reminiscent of former Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 15 - 4:19 PM

Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider tells readers to keep an eye on UNLV junior TE Jake Phillips.

"He’s more a traditional player at the position, rather than the oversized receiver teams now want at tight end," Pauline wrote. "Phillips is a solid pass catcher that’s also dominant as a blocker." Phillips is a big, physical player who will be a major factor in the Rebels' offensive plans in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder ranked third on the squad with 23 catches and fourth with 232 receiving yards in 2013.
Jul 7 - 3:28 PM

UNLV senior WR DeVante Davis "is very impressive in all areas of the game," writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

"He’s smart, tough and dependable," wrote Pauline. "Davis is a terrific third down receiver and really plays like the go-to guy opponents cannot stop. He plays bigger and faster than his size/speed numbers and I feel he’s underrated in the scouting community." The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis is a former state champion in the triple jump who held a track scholarship from Texas A&M coming out of high school.
Jul 5 - 8:31 PM

Redshirt senior DE Josh Shirley has left the Washington football program.

Shirley wants to play his final season closer to home of southern California, according to Adam Jude. While his production has declined each season, Shirley registered 25 tackles for loss in three seasons. Shirley signed with UCLA out of high school but an off field issue (which also involved Paul Richardson) flipped his commitment. He should be eligible to play immediately.
Jul 2 - 12:52 PM

UNLV and Houston agreed to play a game on Sept. 20, 2014.

It's the 13th game on UNLV's schedule, a provision allowed for teams that play a road game in Hawaii. The Rebels were motivated to add another game to the schedule after they were slapped with a one-year bowl ban due to low APR scores. "We saw nothing but positives in adding a trip to Houston to the schedule," said athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy. "Taking the team to play in a high-profile city and their brand-new stadium, while also helping our budget, is something that was certainly appealing." The Rebels will rake in a $400,000 payday for the game scheduled for Houston. The Cougars canceled a game against Tennessee Tech to swing the matchup. "We have a big group from Texas, including four seniors, so getting to play in front of friends and family will be memorable," head coach Bobby Hauck said in a statement. "Texas is also one of our biggest recruiting areas."
May 31 - 12:02 AM

The NCAA awarded UNLV senior WR Maika Mataele an additional year of eligibility.

Mataele didn't play football at Oregon State during his first season of eligibility, and he also didn't play the following season when he transferred to UNLV. The NCAA is allowing him to have one of those seasons back. The Hawaii native ranked third on the team with 36 catches and 411 yards last season. He also hauled in three touchdowns.
May 26 - 2:21 PM

Cardinals signed UNLV RB Tim Cornett.

Cornett (6-foot 1/4, 209) left UNLV as the Rebels' all-time leading rusher, toting the rock 769 times for 3,733 yards (4.85 YPC) and 35 career touchdowns. He added 67 catches. Cornett particularly impressed at the Combine, clocking 4.48 in the forty with an explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump. A one-cut runner with plus athleticism and size, Cornett is a name to monitor in Dynasty circles. With little depth behind second-year starter Andre Ellington, Cornett has a legitimate shot to make the Cardinals' roster.
May 13 - 8:20 PM

UNLV announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with head coach Bobby Hauck.

Hauck entered this season sitting on one of the nation's hottest seats, but he has guided UNLV to six wins and bowl eligibility for the first time since 2003. The contract will run through the 2016 season. "As I've said many times, my family and I are extremely happy at UNLV and love living in Las Vegas," Hauck said. "I am excited to tell our team and staff that we can now focus on continuing to build this football program and pursuing the ultimate goal of bringing a Mountain West Championship to UNLV."
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 06:48:00 PM

UNLV Supplemental Draft prospects DL James Boyd and DT Nate Holloway will hold pro day workouts on Tuesday.

Boyd started his career at USC and spent time at quarterback, tight end, and defensive end, so expect solid workout numbers. Holloway is a massive interior defensive lineman, so he will need to check in at a good weight and show some kind of stamina. Neither are expected to be selected on Thursday.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:30:00 AM

UNLV senior DT Nate Holloway will enter the Supplemental Draft, according to former NFL scout John Middlekauff.

Holloway missed the entire 2012 season. He started three games in 2010 and tallied 1.5 tackles for loss. Due to his massive size, 6'3/365 pounds, Holloway likely projects to a nose tackle spot.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff reports UNLV senior DE James Boyd is entering the Supplemental Draft.

Boyd started his career at USC and spent time at quarterback, tight end, and defensive end. He redshirted the 2009 season after suffering a knee sprain. After appearing in two games in 2010, Boyd dropped down to the JUCO level and practiced at quarterback and defensive end once joining the Rebels. He focused on defense after the school's spring game. The Supplemental Draft is scheduled for July 11.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Running back Dionza Bradford has left UNLV on account of "personal reasons."

Few things have gone right in recent seasons for the Rebels and one of the bright spots was the running game in 2011. Bradford’s 615 yards (4.6 ypc and 3 TDs) were second to Tim Cornett’s 671. The two were going to carry the bulk of the load again this season. That will not be the case, but there is an experienced back ready to handle the increased workload in the person of Bradley Randle. Randle, who will be a junior, ran 489 yards last season. Still, Bradford was a back who had three 100-yard games last season and he would have only been a sophomore.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 11:23:00 AM

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